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Understanding How Sexually Explicit Material Affects Children: How to Prevent and React to Exposure

   Understanding How Sexually Explicit Material Affects Children: How to Prevent and React to Exposure It is confusing and frightening for a child to be subjected to sexual engagements they cannot yet understand. Children can become confused when they experience autonomic sexual arousal while viewing sexually explicit material. Children may believe they enjoy what they... Continue Reading →

PORN-THE NEW NORM: RE-WIRING OF THE BRAIN

  Research studies now show that pornography consumption doesn't just change how an individual thinks about sex, it completely changes how one's brain operates. Overstimulated brains need more intense stimulation to trigger sensors. This need for a more intense stimulation will continue to grow if a brain isn't restored to normal levels of sensitivity. Your... Continue Reading →

Is my child being seen as a sex object?

What influence does exposure to hyper sexualization really have on children? Does age change how we perceive a pose? Exploitative or innocent? When we teach children from a young age to express their identity in a hyper-sexualized way- what impact does this have on their ability to identify with their achievements, skills, abilities, and goals? ... Continue Reading →

Exploring the normalized epidemic of hypersexuality that has silently permeated society in recent generations.

  We are surrounded by sexually explicit content—in movies, magazines, music, television, clothing and other consumer goods—on a daily basis. As boundaries are pushed, social standards lower and hypersexual content becomes the new normal in mainstream media. Here we will explore the normalized epidemic of hypersexuality that has silently permeated society in recent generations. Unhealthy... Continue Reading →

Normalized Sexuality in Children

As a clinician, I can’t help but ponder how the most vulnerable members of our society are at risk when the possibility of our children being free from sexual abuse norms appears untenable. We live in a society that promotes and normalizes sexuality in images, messages, and behaviors.  It appears it’s everywhere I look- T.V,... Continue Reading →

Preserving and shaping a child’s values, attitudes, and behaviors towards sexualized content.

Preserving and shaping a child's values, attitudes, and behaviors towards sexualized content. Who is responsible: parents, educators, or the media?   Sexual messages and highly sexualized content are not only prevalent but increasingly visible everywhere we look: in advertising, television, magazines, and music. Young people engage with media constantly throughout their day, although the explicit... Continue Reading →

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